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India: Lanxess-Saudi Aramco’s 2.75-Billion deal gets regulator nod

 |  January 4, 2016

Fair trade regulator CCI on Tuesday approved chemical company Lanxess and Saudi Aramco deal to form a joint venture for synthetic rubber valued at 2.75 billion euro.

Germany-based Lanxess and Saudi Aramco subsidiary, Aramco Overseas Company (AOC), will each hold a 50 per cent interest in the joint venture.

“CCI approves formation of a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber between Lanxess and AOC,” the Competition Commission of India (CCI) today said in a tweet.

According to the deal, Saudi Aramco will have to pay about 1.2-billion euro in cash for its 50 per cent share after deducting debt and other financial liabilities. “Lanxess will contribute its synthetic rubber business to the new joint venture.

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